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Holter Monitor Results Help

Hi everyone,

I went to the ER on December 19th due to a racing heartbeat upon standing. The ER doctor ordered all kinds of blood work, a chest X-ray and EKG. The EKG was normal other than sinus tachycardia. Blood work was fine and chest X-ray normal as well. They thought I was dehydrated and sent me on my way with a 24 hour holter monitor.

My primary care doctor's office called me and said that my holter monitor results were ok but everything I'm reading online says otherwise...

Here are my results:

Acquisition Duration        86340 S

# OF VENTRICULAR ECTOPICS        9
# OF VENTRICULAR ISOLATED BEATS        3
# OF VENTRICULAR BIGEMINAL CYCLES        0
# OF VENTRICULAR COUPLETS        0
# OF VENTRICULAR BEATS IN RUNS        6
# OF LONGEST VENTRICULAR BEATS        0
LONGEST VE RUN RATE             0 BPM
# OF FASTEST VENTRICULAR BEATS        0
FASTEST VENTRICULAR RATE        0 BPM
# OF SUPRAVENTRICULAR ECTOPICS        1
# OF SUPRAVENTRICULAR ISOLATED BEATS        1
# OF SUPRAVENTRICULAR COUPLETS        0
# OF SUPRAVENTRICULAR RUNS        0
# OF SUPRAVENTRICULAR BEATS IN RUNS        0
# OF LONGEST SUPRAVENTRICULAR BEATS        0
LONGEST SUPRAVENTRICULAR RATE        0 BPM
# OF FASTEST SUPRAVENTRICULAR BEATS        0
FASTEST SUPRAVENTRICULAR RATE        0 BPM

Avg. Heart Rate                84 BPM
Max. Heart Rate               146 BPM
Min. Heart Rate                55 BPM

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The rhythm was sinus.

Monitoring started at 3:19 PM and continued for 23 hr 59 min.  The average heart rate was84 BPM.  The minimum heart rate was  55 BPM, occurring at 8:25:03 AM.  The maximum heart rate was 146 BPM, occurring at 4:10:47 PM.


Ventricular ectopic ectivity consisted of 9 beats, of which, 6 were in run, 3 were single VEs.  The longest ventricular run  occurred at 12:08:12 PM, conisiting of 6 beats, with maximum heart rate of 146 BPM.  The fastest ventricular run occurred at  12:08:12 PM, consisting of 6 beats, with maximum heart rate of 146 BPM.  Multiform VEs were noted.

Supraventricular ectopic activity consisted of 1 single PAC.  The longest R-R interval was 1.2 seconds occurring at 6:40:13  AM.

Symptoms were noted, but did not correspond with abnormalities on the monitor.

So the thing that is concerning me is the run of 6 ventricular ectopic beats when my heart rate was high. Is this considered nonsustained ventricular tachycardia? I am trying to trust what my doctors says that it's fine but I'm terrified that I could suddenly drop dead from this. I already have anxiety and this is making it so much worse!

Any help or insight would be much appreciated.
Tags: holter monior, Ventricular Tachycardia, ventricular ectopics
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I think those findings are pretty normal in people with pvc in a structurally normal heart , as long as echo was done ?
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That's a fantastic report actually.

I would think the 6 PVCs in a row would be NSVT.  In a healthy heart, I don't think NSVT is a predictor or indicator of sick cardiac muscle.

There are other types of electrical issues that do predict possible issues, but you do not have any of that.

It's a pain, I know.  I always suggest to folks to not discount a good conversation with your doctor.  If your doctor doesn't want to sit down and talk about it, find one that will.
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